Six people killed in firing incident on Assam


On November 22 early morning Six people were killed and several others injured in a firing incident on the Assam-Meghalaya border. Reportedly, an Assam Forest guard along with five villagers died in the incident.

A probe by a retired Judge of the Gauhati High Court has been ordered into the firing between Assam Forest officials and unnamed miscreants at Mukhrow under Jirikinding police station in West Karbi Anglong district.
The inquiry panel has been asked to submit its report within three months as per a statement issued by the Assam government.

The statement read-“The incident reportedly took place when the forest party attempted to stop a truck smuggling out illegal timber. When the truck was stopped, the forest personnel were gheraoed by unknown miscreants who resorted to violence. In order to save their lives, the forest party resorted to firing. In the incident, three civilians and one forest guard died,”.
But Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma said six people were killed, five of them residents of Meghalaya, “due to firing by Assam police and Assam Forest guards”. He referred to the village as Mukroh in the West Jaiñtia Hills district.
“Our government will take necessary steps to ensure that justice is done and action is taken against all those responsible for the inhuman act. As a mark of respect and mourning for the deceased, the State government decided to cancel all upcoming official festivals,” He said.

“The Meghalaya Government strongly condemns the incident where the Assam Police & Assam Forest Guards entered Meghalaya & resorted to unprovoked firing. GoM will take all steps to ensure that justice is served & action is taken against those responsible for this inhuman act.”- said Conrad Sangma in a tweet.


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